Before Shouting from the Rooftops, Wait for the Evidence

The Edge for Scholars

When writing or speaking about your research for public consumption, learn from the problems HNR found with this press release.

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How to Be Polite

The Edge for Scholars

Most of us know what it takes to be polite in the moment.  Paul Ford argues that politeness over time–consistently, deeply–is far more important.  It benefits us, it …

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Getting Evaluated - Time to Bite the Bullet and Ask If You're a Jerk

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Fighty Squirrel recently ran into one of her forest friends from another realm of the academic woodlands who has been serving on a fancy schmancy hiring committee. Asked how things …

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Top Tips and Tutorials to Become an Outlook Aficionado

Angelica Soto

Your online interactions are an extension of who you are in person. Rock your inbox and wow your colleagues with these edgy email tips: Recalling an Email Did you click …

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When the Help You Get Isn't Helpful

Rebecca Helton, MA

Have you ever received unsolicited, off-target advice? Some people just instinctually offer solutions when they see someone in need. But what if their understanding of what’s wrong is, quite …

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Post Like a Pro: 3 FREE Resources to Make Your Social Media Posts Stand Out

Aimee Edgeworth

Are your social media posts a little...boring? Here are my TOP 3 FREE resources to get your social media game on and look like a pro!

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2019 Year in Review

Helen Bird

A Year at the Edge

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On Declining Gracefully

Rebecca Helton, MA

As the new semester begins, so come the invitations to serve on this committee or be part of that grant.  Trying to figure out graceful ways to decline?  Give our …

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Radical Candor: Can It Work for Academics?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

With many parallels to the struggles of busy life in academia, Scott's Radical Candor is an excellent read. You can easily finish this book in an evening but it's one …

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Six Sacrifices You Shouldn't Make for Work

The Edge for Scholars

If you routinely check your work email the moment you wake up and right before you go to bed at night, then you might have a problem. If you call …

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